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of your computer. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook shows us it's all ready working. >> before today folks at home had to wait to see surveillance video crimes on the local news. now the sfpd wants the public to become crime fighters by using a new feature on their website. >> take a look at this. surveillance video of a violent robbery on polk street in the tenderloin. >> he approaches the victim and begins to stun him with a stun gun. >> the guy goes on to shock the victim multiple times. he even shoved him up against a fence and shocked him one last time before taking his cell phone. >> ever been robbed? >> we showed a picture of the suspect to leon medley. >> i've seen this guy around the neighborhood. it's not like he's not known. >> he lives near the crime scene and says the suspect is a regular around the neighborhood. >> i see him once or twice a week in front of my house. >> we've had a total of 1700 cell phone robberies. >> the kind of reaction sfpd is hoping for with the line up. showing surveillance video from cold cases along with descriptions of the crime and the suspect. and
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them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practic
. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to mat
as a person and recount how we felt when she was murdered. it meant a lot to us. >> we are glad that some form of justice has been served. >> that is the attorney, admitting she killed le but asked for a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter saying she acted in the heat of passion. >>> two men cheated death twice this morning when their truck hit a power line in san leandro and burst into flames. we have more on the split second decision that saved their lives there. >> reporter: this truck is just a shell of itself. it was filled with uniforms and 150-gallons of fuel. it caught on fire after snagging a high voltage power line creating a dangerous situation for the youth who live here and firefighters. flames shooting 20 to 30 feet high engulf a laundry truck at a juvenile detention facility. this video provided by the alameda fire department showed the tractor-trailer that caught on fire around 3:30 this morning. >> the driver was leaves and gotten tangled in power lines. that is how the fire started. >> reporter: the driver was head into camp sweeney, something he does twice a week. he tol
if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault
tara mergener shows us, the deal they're thinking about now takes the can down the road again. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell left the capitol tight lipped and smiling after working behind closed doors to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. >> need progress today, sir? >> reporter: he and harry reid are working on scaled-down agreement that focuses on avoiding a middle-class tax hike. the plan is to present it to the full senate for a vote on sunday and send it to the house and hoax john boehner was at the capitol and left with no comment. both sides remain at odds over the democrat's insistence that the wealthy pay more in taxes. >> the president's tax hook would only fund the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what is the president -- what does the president propose we do for the other 357 days of the year. >> reporter: president obama insists his plan on the table is fair and includes plenty of cuts to government spending. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: if sunday's negotiations
one that made the gun used in newtown, connecticut. and this has led to a series of political maneuvers. in an open letter to the president today, eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why i think you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups line the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere the
school? why did he use such violence to kill the children? they are hoping to find some answers when they get a chance to talk to two of the staff members who survived the shooting. live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >>> randall, have investigators learned anything as to how adam lanza gained access to these high powered ammunition? >> reporter: we know that his mother obtained those weapons legally. they were applied for. she had to fill out a lot of paperwork to get them. we don't know whether she kept locked. we don't know whether he had permission to use them whenever he wanted to. we know she took him with her to shooting ranges several times over the course of the past several years. today we learned from investigators that both adam lanza and his mother had made visits to multiple gun ranges. so obviously, he was familiar with weapons with his mother's permission. whether he had access to those firearms, we can't say at this time. >> randall pinkston in newtown, connecticut, thank you. >>> schools throughout the bay area are reviewing their securi
or promotion, but as cbs 5's reporter len ramirez shows us, police officers aren't too happy about it. >> for 200,000 households in san jose it came in the mail. >> we have to think creatively and cost effectively. >> they are talking about an insert her office enclosed ared in garbage and water bills for san jose residents that solicits complaints act san jose police officers and provides contact information for her office to follow up. >> we are required to get information out about our office and let people know that if they do have a complaint or concern about san jose police officers, we are the people to call. >> when we mess up and we d we're human. we expect to be held accountable. we don't have a problem with the system in place. >> but, the police union does have a problem with the method and time. with murders matching a 20 year high and police response times getting longer, union officers say the city should be mailing out crime watch information and witness hotlines. >> the message they should be sending is your police department is depleting scene getting worse. our resp
to serving the search warrant would be very helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates worry its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are caut
high but it did not overflow, don? >> reporter: that is the good news, right behind us we have been looking at it. cresting right now on the backside of the crest. it did not flood. why didn't it flood? some folks are saying it is because of the lull between the storms others are saying it is because of the flood control project. >> reporter: in the late afternoon sun, the napa river looks inviting enough for wildlife and canoes. rainstorms failed to bring the water within three feet of the banks. upriver there was minor flooding when the river rose half a foot above the stage. plenty of folks were concerned. employees 50 tons of sand in bags to protect their property. juan has been through 20 years of floods and he knows what to do. >> i used to believe sandbags did not work but they do. they work, flashlights, having everything ready, food, gas, have your cars gassed up. >> reporter: others put their faith in the not yet complete flood project. she has seen the napa flood all her life. >> i was not concerned. i know they have had a lot of improvements on the napa river in the la
the drug for recreational use. this is where you cheer or boo. but as john blackstone temperatures us, even those who must enforce the law are foggy on details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters given the task of explaining the new marijuana law. what do you call it? >> marijwhatnow. it's a guide. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying that. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana legally. that leaves confusing gaps. it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly. you can possess it. you can buy it, but nobody is allowed to sell it. nobody is allowed to grow it right now either. how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% of the vote. supporters say it will save police and courts time and money. since 2001 more than 130,000 people have been arrested in washington state for marijuana possession. legal marijuana sales could generate washington $500 million a year in taxes and business. opponents worry legalization will lead to more people using drugs. >> this is not what you're going to pick up in baggy a
is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs them right now. live from san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> we're learning more tonight about how two people ended up bound and gagged and dumped in the middle of the san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is at the murder scene with information on the aliases some of the suspects went by. >> reporter: we're in the 3700 block of san bruno and in this home here behind me, this is where two of the women who were arrested happen to live. it's also the place where two men ganged up on the male victim and two
cents more next year and $1.36 in 2014 money that will be used to prevent future disasters adding insult to injury for current victims. >> they are picking up as though nothing happened and business as usual. [ crying ] >> i'm very sorry. i'm just really emotional. >> reporter: the puc commissioners say they were trying to strike a balance between punishing pg&e for past mistakes and encouraging the company to invest in safety. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5. >>> lawmakers are getting down to business on gun control in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. the gun violence task force headed by vice president joe biden met today for the first time to look for ways to prevent tragedies like the one in newtown. they will be look at firearms restrictions increasing mental health resources and the media's role in guns and violence. the president wants concrete proposals in time for his state of the union address next month. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and we will act in a way that is designed even if he says we could only s
the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from windows and doors. the shooting was apparently contained to two rooms. a day of unimaginable horror here. >> the gym teachers directed us to stay against the wall and everybody started kind of panicking. >> most of the lights were off and the teacher had -- my teacher mrs. sullivan had to close the blinds and she had to -- close the blind, shut off the lights and get a black piece of paper and stick i
rifle association has broken its silence. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us why the group's position is creating a new outcry. joe. >> reporter: allen, they announced today the nra did that they want armed security guards in every school in america. that's something familiar here at richmond high school where they have had armed officers for six years. they do believe it has made a difference. but many are wondering whether the nra went far enough. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like they have them at banks and sports arenas. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield, but they were
of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. i'm dana king. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> they punch us in the stomach. they slap us. >> bullied at school. even more troubling is what happened when these two girls spoke up. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. tonight we hear from those bay area fifth graders, girls who tell us they are being bullied, even physically threatened at school, and that teachers aren't doing anything about it. watch what allen martin found when he went to check out the school. >> reporter: the school sign proclaims in bold letters, be safe, responsible, respectful. but cooper elementary school in vallejo is anything but, according to these two fifth graders. >> they punch us in the stomach. they slap us. >> reporter: samantha and autumn say they're constantly bullied in school by two brothers. samantha's parents say they knew there was a problem. >> my daughter coming home crying, telling me she was being called names, tramp, whore, slut. >> reporter: but th
helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. -- was pulled. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are cautious. there's a
shows us that the bay area gun dealers could barely keep them on the shelves. >> and that hand guard will be attached by them. >> reporter: here at the gun vault in mountainview, he said business has been brisk. one of the most popular sellers, the ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. >> well the government is wanting to ban certain types of rifles. they are very popular. and people have a sense on buying them now pushed over. and they can't get here very quickly. >> with fears of changes and the federal gun law and a possible reinstatement of the possible weapons banned, which expired in 2004, gun owners and enthusiast is not taking any chances. >> we have a ton of new buyers. people that never bought them before to come in and get one. it might be the last chance to get one. >> any time that something bad involving guns takes place, it often has negative effects on the legal gun owners. >> is it going to be a rough road ahead? >> i think that it might be. they will have some laws on it. you have crazy people out there, which will be screwed up and it's normal. >> the increase for the nationa
: good morning, charlie and norah. top white house official told us the lines of communication remain open between president obama and house speaker john boehner but no one is using them. the president spoke yesterday about the contours of a grand bargain and said on a budget deal, america is tantalizingly close to victory. >> i'm going to reach out to all the leaders involved over the next couple of days and find out what is it that's holding this thing up. >> reporter: mr. obama said he trusts boehner and understands many republicans don't like dealing with him. just this once the president said, get over it. >> they've got to take me out of it and think about their voters. >> reporter: while the president was chatty boehner devoted only 52 seconds to the still emerging gop strategy of voting to increase income taxes on households earning $1 million or more. >> the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american, and then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be r
deck of the bay bridge it's blocked off because of the accident. use 1st instead. the good news it's the noncommute direction so hopefully traffic won't be too busy on the lower deck of the bay bridge at the skyway. we are taking a live look at the area there off the freeway. traffic extra volume on that westbound side coming off the upper deck of the bay bridge. no metering lights though as you work your way towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, if you are trying to take bart or ace, everything is right on time. caltrain, ferries looking good. muni no major delays yet so because of that accident, the outbound treasure island bus may be affected. probably they will reroute the first as well because of the essex street ramp being blocked. westbound 580 at airway looks like an accident stuck in lanes with a bit of a backup slow out. altamont pass better once you hit 680. east 580 north greenville to north flynn roadwork should be there until 11:00. so expect delays. that's a look at traffic. here's lawrence. >> all right, gianna. i know you're going to be disappointed but no rain around
this high pressure system sitting here across the bay area. it's going to bring us sunshine and then rain returns tomorrow evening. so coming up, we'll get a check of your seven-day forecast. in the meantime it's going to be all about these cold temperatures today. kate is live in san anselmo. >> reporter: is it cold out there? >> yes. i can see my breath. you can see these cars have frost all over them. we are about a week away from the official start to winter but the weather is kick- starting things early. according to the national weather service, there is a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have had since january. temperatures in the north bay are expected to reach the freezing point or below and last night, people were bundled up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have layers on most of the kids i think three layers on both of them. we're good to . >> reporter: soon you will need a rain jacket. the rain is coming back. that makes state water managers happy. since july 132 more rain th
. thanks for joining us. >> we got a lot of news to cover in the next hour. we will talk with san francisco police chief breaks are about gun control. >> we have a representative from the oakland buyback. we will find out what kind of impact events like that path. we are also talking a little later about tvs that watch you. >> the whole issue of privacy. first, let's get to the news that affects everybody in the bay area. heavy rain, wind, and thunderstorms. rain keeps on falling. it's not over. a roof collapse at a san francisco gas station after a tree toppled over onto the overhang causing that collapse. luckily, nobody was hurt. we turn now to elizabeth lingered telling him that the weather desk this morning with what we can expect. it's really coming down. >> it really is. all that yellow and green. pretty much rain falling across the bay area. anywhere from one to 2 inches by the time the storm lets up. we will zoom in for the north bay. that is where the storm is falling hardest. you see that big band of yellow over portions of 101. falling pretty hard in pendulum as well. checking t
and all of its cities also. stores will no longer be able to give customers one time use plastic bags. customers must bring their own bags or pay 10 cents each for a recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in effect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose says since it's ban took effect the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> the rain is gone. we're trying to get used to seeing the sunshine. ryan has more details on what we can expect. >> we'll see a little bit more of it today. there's some clouds around the bay area. we have high clouds, no rain from this though. a little patchy fog out there. it's chilly though. the big thing in the next few days is going to be the fact temperatures will plunge into the 30s in most locations. concord is just 35 degrees. oakland down to 39. at the airport san jose has 37. it's freeze ing ing in -- freezing in santa row so. the feeling will be sunny and cool. it will be chilly tonight. mostly cloudy new year's eve. it will still be chilly on december 31st on that night. i
. the gunman struck yesterday afternoon while thousands were shopping. bigad shaban joins us live with more from those trapped inside the mall during the ordeal. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. it's quiet but eerie scene here with the mall parking lot and entrances closed off by police as part of the ongoing investigation. inside there the masked gunman shot out several rounds after crying out to the crowds, i am the shooter. >>> reporter: mourners showed up overnight with the first flowers in remembrance of the two people killed at a mall near portland, oregon. >> this event touched us deeply. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows what it was like in the moments after the shooting as police escorted shoppers to safety. >> it was scary. it was shocking. >> our cousin is a security guard in there. and his wife and baby were in there, but they got out okay. >> reporter: police arrived within minutes searching for the gunman in a crowd of thousands. >> police went armed and yelling at to us close the gate so we closed the gate. >> they escorted us out, keep low, children first, the whole
last year. bullet buttons allow gun use forest get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button, assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says that bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman is the chair of cal guns. he does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds more than half of americans think gun laws should be more strict. 57% is the highest number we have seen in a decade. but at the same time, when asked about what happened in newtown, 66% said tougher gun laws would have done little or nothing to prevent that particular incident. and president obama appears to be concerned about the issue. he met with some of his cabinet members yesterday to discuss what can be done protect americans from mass shootings. that includes new gun control laws. it's possible the president could
to keep us dry for today. a much-needed break that will allow all the water to drain out for some of the rivers and creeks but then there's another storm heading our way off the coast. this will be pushing through late in the day tomorrow. more like tomorrow night into wednesday. good news is probably one to two inches in the wettest spots. we didn't expect to see flooding rains from that storm. let's enjoy the break while we have it. temperatures this afternoon with a few clouds in the mix, sunshine, mid-60s in towards san jose. about 64 in livermore. 64 degrees in san rafael and about 64 degrees in san francisco. the weather looking good here. but, of course, things may change very rapidly so you want to check out our website for all the weather. go to cbssf.com click on weather and you can check the hi-def doppler right there to see what's happening in your neighborhood. gianna? >> thank you. well, the good news is the roads are dry this morning. the bad news is we already are starting to see some slow conditions through the altamont pass. yellow indicates slower speeds under 4
gifts. bigad shaban joins us live now with the latest. >> reporter: it's a quiet but eerie scene here with the mall park lot and surrounding entrances closed off by police as part of their ongoing investigation. but it was inside where that masked gunman shot off several dozen rounds yesterday right after yelling to the crowd, quote, i am the shooter. >>> reporter: mourners showed up overnight with the first flowers in remembrance of the two people killed at a mall near portland, oregon. >> this event touched us deeply. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows what it was like in the moments after the shooting as police escorted shoppers to safety. >> it was scary. it was shocking. >> our cousin is a security guard in there. and his wife and baby were in there, but they got out okay. >> reporter: police arrived within minutes searching for the gunman in a crowd of thousands. >> police went armed and yelling at to us close the gate so we closed the gate. >> they escorted us out, keep low, children first, the whole standard procedure. >> reporter: authorities said when they found t
a half hour. maybe 45 minutes. we'll keep you updated. use an at national. despite construction across both directions of the dumbarton bridge, it's a better choice. across the bay use the bay bridge, as well. so far no other accidents to report. in fact, here's a live look at the bay bridge and you can see traffic moving okay into san francisco. no delays there right now. and a check on the south bay right now, so far, so good northbound 101, 280 also looking good as well as guadalupe parkway. that's a look at traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. developing news from the southland where cal state fullerton will have classes again today. the campus was locked down for eight hours after a suspect ran to the school following a police chase. the suspect was never found but the lockdown was lifted just before midnight. they were wanted for robbery and shooting from a jewelry store chased through three counties before crashing near the fullerton campus. three suspects were arrested, two still at large. one of them ran into a baseball diamond where the los angeles police chief was at a t
to become a police officer, studying criminal justice. >> we are very concerned about the use of alcohol and driving and especially during the holiday season, when there's so many people who are attending parties. >> her lawyer says eunice was about to graduate from college and wanted to be a police officer. now she is in jail with bail set at $2 million. >>> 6:03. how about a check of traffic and weather. and she does it all here at kpix. >> i want to show you our new cameras. it's cool stuff. you can see this gorgeous view of the bay bridge. yeah, it is pretty much clear for the most part. we have some areas of patchy valley fog but look at that. isn't that a gorgeous shot? you can see the embarcadero in san francisco. so it is a little cool outside even though we have a nice dry break coming throughout the day today. once again no need for any umbrellas. but a jacket probably a good idea. 41 right now in concord, 45 in oakland, 48 degrees in san francisco. so it's because of this high pressure that is what's keeping us so dry for the next 24 hours or so. but we are watching this low a
killing one of them. it happened in oakland last night. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us police are still looking for a passenger who took off running. >> reporter: two officers pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away the driver of the bmw broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed the passenger in the sedan a woman in her early 20s. four other people inside suffered minor to serious injuries. witnesses say they could hear it from blocks away. >> big noise, bang. >> reporter: the chp says after the crash, the bmw's driver and his passenger ran off but officers captured the driver nearby 34-year-old moore facing two charges of evading police and vehicular manslaughter. >> did not appear to be very much under the influence. he was able to exit his vehicle and flee the scene. so that would show that he is coherent. >> reporter: surveillance footage from a gas station shows the passenger sprinting across a gas station to get away from police. and tonight, they ar
danielle nottingham joins us live from d.c. where the house is set to reconvene in just about an hour. good morning. >>> reporter: vice president joe biden is in on the negotiations. mitch mcconnell asked him to help out after talks stalled. with hours to go it's hard to tell if lawmakers will be able to agree to a watered down deal. lawmakers left the capital sunday night without a deal in place. but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. >> he want everyone to know i'm willing to get it done but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: some progress was made sunday when republicans dropped a proposal to slow social security growth but the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say tha
a law to prohibit gun sales or require a conditional use permit. critics say they were not given enough notice about a gun store and some argue why buy guns in the first place? >> i can't understand why -- why anyone would use an assault weapon or why you would even have it. you don't use it for anything but to shoot people. >> i think it's safer because you have two policemen over there working and everything like that and we're more well protected now than we were before. >> i'm not negative about the guns. i would be more nervous there was a liquor store or a 7- eleven across the street or a jewelry store that gets robbed all the time. >> reporter: we spoke to the business owner across the street who says he is okay and is not concerned about safety. supporters for the sporting goods store say this is a much- needed local business. now, the los gatos town council will take up the issue of conditional use permits in february. in los gatos, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> sentencing for the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza has bee
as a health and safety issue as well and it's big. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us about the clean-up and how long it might take to get it all fixed. >> reporter: blame the weather for the sinkhole but this is definitely not what the people who live in this neighborhood want to see out of their window. a 20-foot sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole
also agree the proposal is a bad idea. considering b.a .r.t . parking lots used to be free. >> o mg. i have to get an extra job now. >> they report a quarter of their passengers park at its 33 parking lots. some riders say even with the increase it would still be a great deal. >> can't even get a cup of coffee for a dollar, so it is very reasonable. >> the reality is i need to get into downtown so i will pay it. >> reporter: folks have until the 18th to take an online survey. you can find that survey at cbssf.com then click on the news link. i'm da lin cbs 5. >> well, in spite of what hurricane. >>> well, in spite of what hurricane sandy did to the east coast, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years. the economy added $150,000 last month. that dropped the unemployment rate down to 7.7%. those numbers do come with a grain of salt. more people stopped looking for work, therefore were not counted as unemployed. >>> stocks closing mostly high on wall street after the better than expected job report. the dow was up. the s&p 500 edged up no. however the nasdaq drop 11 poin
at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >> he said he wouldn't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: for the people of newtown, the grieving continues. more funerals will be held today when james mattioli and jessica rico also laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah posner and jack pinto w
somehow got a really big head start on us. it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> the two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. and another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help those victims. >>> a new health problem for secretary of state hillary clinton. she is in a hospital in new york this morning with a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says the clot is related to the concussion. but he is not saying where the clot is located. she is being treated now with anticoagulants and will stay in the hospital for the next couple of days. >>> 15 hours and counting down. the fiscal negotiations in washington are really coming down to the wire now. cbs news's danielle nottingham joins us live from d.c., where the house is set to convene in a
. >> reporter: here with us is lieutenant silverman who is going to fill us in on what happened. >> so we had a group of four pedestrians walking on the roadway and a car came by and struck three of the four of them and they were knocked down the hill a distance of about 30 feet. >> how are they tonight, the three knocked down the hill? >> so all three of them went to the hospital. one has life-threatening injuries and the other two have less serious injuries. >> okay. now, this was a hit-and-run. anything about the suspect? >> right. so the suspect driver and car were found a couple hundred yards away by our officers within minutes of the incident. >> okay. so they before found nearby. what do we know about the suspect? how many people were in the car? is the driver going to be charged here? >> there were four people in the other car, and one of the passengers in that car was also injured. at this point, we have the driver detained and we're investigating. >> what about reports that the driver had been drinking? >> right. so that's what we're investigating at this point. >> the passenger in
government to reimburse governors who want to use national guard troops to help secure schools. >> we have to do more than talk because we've talked before. we've cried before. we've lamented before. so we have to act. >> reporter: president obama said this morning he is ready to act. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> reporter: he is naming vice president joe biden to lead a new task force to offer concrete proposals to curb gun violence. >> this is a team that has a very specific task, to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: he wants the proposals no later than january and says he will then push legislation without delay and he says stricter gun laws alone are not the answer. there's also a push to examine mental health issues and the impact of violent entertainment like videogames. >> we must take action so that we can tell our children that we are doing everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi today named california congressman mike thomp
the mississippi.. ke$ha's die young. you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> much of the midwest is under a blizzard warning. the storm goes from mississippi to colorado. that's where i-70 was closed for 156 miles due to high winds and reduced visibility. forecasters say wisconsin could bear the brunt of the storm this week. that state's governor has already declared a state of emergency. >> we did this well in february of 2011. learned from mistakes made in the past where they didn't have enough people positioned. so from storm crews out there county truck roads dot staff out, dnr on snowmobiles and others, we're going to be fully prepared. >> let's take some live pictures now of kansas city, missouri. you can see that the morning commuters are out on the highways already but probably taking it slow. the national weather service warns travelers in the central plains to expect hazardous conditions through today and into early tomorrow. >> that's why people from other parts of country move to california. [ laughter ] >> like i say, from denver. i name no n
. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the driver fled and hit the hydrant. they took the driver into custody. we are unsure if the driver sustain
. >>> a large brawl in a sacramento mall sent shoppers running for the doors. reporter lonnie rivera shows us what shoppers saw and heard when the fight broke out and why many thought something worse was happening. [ screaming ] >> reporter: panic crossed the mall as shoppers ran from the chaos that began at the food court. >> terrifying. scariest moment of my life. >> reporter: police say it started when a fistfight got out of control drawing in at least 20 juveniles. >> he swung on one of the dudes and they started fighting and all the groups started fighting. >> reporter: gabby miller says even after police and mall security jumped in some of the teens kept fighting. >> police caught three of them and then they all came towards the pretzel place and did it again. >> reporter: several people inside the mall heard gunshots. >> we heard it. >> reporter: most shoppers were trying to get away while store employees tried to understand what was happening. >> something similar to gunshots. we don't know if it was gunshots but it sounded like shots. >> reporter: police now say they have ruled out a
up in a few minutes. >>> paul just showed us no place in the bay area is dry tonight. the peninsula and the santa cruz were some of the areas that saw plenty of rain. a lot of that wet weather. >> reporter: right now it's kind of light so it's kind of hard for the camera lens to capture the raindrops. take a look at this flooded parking lot. i'm standing in a foot deep of water right now. there's simply nowhere for the water to go, and all across the bay area, you'll see a lot of flooded streets and parking lots just like this one here. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the building. the heavy rain kept this crew moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. a lot of freeway accidents. >> reporter: a pg&e crew was sent to help restore power, but they needed help themselves after a large oak tree fell on top of their truck. it happened friday night on st
pulling the songs in the wake of the shooting? jesse james tweeted: on facebook or twitter or el us at mornings at cbs 5 dot. another cold morning. let's you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> it's 6:06 right now. let's check the weather. because lawrence is finally joining us. he is finally back! >> i have been singing all my christmas songs. to your guys' dismay. as i'm walking down the halls here at channel 5. >>> around the bay area today, we have some clouds beginning to gather to our north just starting to slide into the north bay so not quite as cold as it has been but still chilly in spots but you can also see that rain is not too far away either. we are going to see the storm system move in and it's going to be fierce as it slides through. mostly clear over the bay now. temperatures cold in spots. 29 degrees in concord. it is 30 degrees now in livermore. 39 in san jose. and 40 in san francisco. by the afternoon skies will become mostly cloudy. the temperatures only in about the mid- to upper 50s and that's it maybe beginning to see a
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